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tare some residents died in their care and were buried in this plot but couldn't provide details. this grave was first discovered and it was a total mess, all the rubbish from the rest of the cemetery had simply been dumped here. that infuriated campaigners. but then so did something else. because a few feet away, a total contrast. a well—maintained headstone for each of the nuns. the home closed in 1981, having operated for 117 years. some former residents alleged they we re some former residents alleged they were abused by nuns. the campaigners held their annual vigil for the children of smyllam, laid to rest we re children of smyllam, laid to rest were the ashes of the frank docherty who fought for decades to reveal the truth. his widow was shocked by the developments. he thought he could get in touch with the families that knew. that is just unbelievable what is happening. the people higher up should be telling the families
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exactly what happened to these kids. reporter: a few questions for you... ina reporter: a few questions for you... in a statement, they said: the ongoing scottish child abuse inquiry was the best place to investigate what had happened. each of the lives was cut short, most through natural causes, but everyone meant something to someone and they all deserve to be remembered. time now for the sport. chris froome will become the first british cyclist to win the tour of spain. his achievement is all the greater because he'll become only the third man to win the race and the tour de france in the same year. from madrid, here is andy swiss. ready to race into the record books, although for chris froome, this was more of a victory parade, the last largely ceremonial stage, a chance
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to savour his astonishing feat. this is spain's equivalent of tour de france. froome said it was "his greatest achievement. " it's moments like this now that make all the sacrifices, all the time away from home, from family, momenting like this that make it all worthwhile. obviously it's emotional. it's such an incredible feeling. froome has had to ride some 4200 miles over 4 days, but as the cyclists rolled towards madrid, a famous double was all but his. the fans lining the streets at the finish know they are about to see something very internal, a feat which will cement chris froome's place among cycling's elite. only the previous two have won the
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race. the finish line beckons. crystal palace have lost their first four games without losing a goal. they went down 1—0 at burnley. palace's manager frank de boer has vowed to turn the club around if he's given the time. the newcastle captain scored the winner at swansea. sir mo farah won the great north run for the fourth yearin the great north run for the fourth year ina the great north run for the fourth year in a row. he crossed the finish line in south shields injust year in a row. he crossed the finish line in south shields in just over an hour. his next target will be the london marathon in april. lining upfor
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london marathon in april. lining up for his latest shot at history. having conquered the track, mo farah wants the rule the road. while for many the great north run is about taking part, be it for ha i rty is about taking part, be it for hairty fun is about taking part, be it for hairtyfun or is about taking part, be it for hairty fun or fitness, for farah the focus was victory. it's what he does for a living and so it proved today. back to winning ways... farah becoming the first athlete to triumph for the fourth time in a i’ow. triumph for the fourth time in a row. when i retire, hang my shoes up for good, then i'll look back and 90, for good, then i'll look back and go, oh, my god, idid for good, then i'll look back and go, oh, my god, i did that. for good, then i'll look back and go, oh, my god, idid that. now for good, then i'll look back and go, oh, my god, i did that. now the track is done, time to move on to the road and enjoy it, be happy and relaxed. mary keitani of ethiopia w011 relaxed. mary keitani of ethiopia won the women's. amid the results came romance. new zealand's jake
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robertson who finished second behind farah crossed the line and proposed to his girlfriend, the kenyan competitor. this time he got the outcome he wanted. it's the us open final between rafa nadal and kevin anderson this evening. you can follow that on the bbc sport website. that is it from us for now. we are back with the late news at ten, now on bbc one, it's time for the news where you are. goodbye. this is bbc news. as we have been hearing, the governor of florida has warned there's a massive storm surge across the state. these pictures show the extent of the flooding at edgewater. the storm is expected to create a huge storm surge which could be up to 15 feet high in places. the authorities have shut
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down the nuclear reactor in southern florida. rick scott had some stark advise for the safety of residents. remember, in south—west florida, the storm surge comes after the strongest winds. do not think this storm is over when the winds slow down. local officials will let you know when it's safe to go out. the storm surge could kill you. we have thousands of national guard members and official wildlife officers on stand—by to help with the official rescue as soon as stand—by to help with the official rescue as soon as it's safe. but, they cannot help you until the storm's passed. you need toe stay in a safe place. people need to be on high alert for severe weather. here in talahasi, it's likely we'll experience hurricane force winds and families must prepare. we are doing all we can to be prepared to respond to this storm. today, i requested a
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major disaster declaration president trump to help bring important federal resources and aid to florida. i've spoken to the president nearly every day, as well as ourfederal partners. president nearly every day, as well as our federal partners. we are doing everything we can to make sure florida people have everything they need. before florida, mare of course battered cuba. there are no reports of fatalities there, but the bbc‘s will grant of fatalities there, but the bbc‘s willgrant in of fatalities there, but the bbc‘s will grant in havana says there's been significant damage along the north coast. large swathes of the city is without power, that's essentially why i'm on the phone. we can't get internet up and running. it's a come flex picture across northern cuba. irma made land fall in havana and ran through the coastline for really the best part ofa coastline for really the best part of a day and a half. then it headed
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out to sea and brought similar devastation as what we saw in the caribbean. i'm in the crumbling clonian heart of the city and bits of masonry are falling as we speak. the winds still haven't completely finished. trees have been felled and so on. finished. trees have been felled and so on. obviously bringing down power lines ina so on. obviously bringing down power lines in a country that already had creeking infrastructure, the tourism infrastructure is being damaged heavily, we understand, in the further eastern region of the island. so we await to see what the full picture is. a lot of resorts will have a lot of work to do to get up will have a lot of work to do to get up and running. the tourism is the motor of the economy here in cuba. hurricane irma causes destruction on the ground below, one team many the sky flies through the heart of the
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storm providing valuable information which helps forecasters predict where it might go next. gary o'donoghuejoined them where it might go next. gary o'donoghue joined them on their mission. the hurricane hunters head out on to another mission into the heart of irma. these air force reservists have day jobs heart of irma. these air force reservists have dayjobs but they risk their lives to help save lives on the ground. steve is one of tonight's pilots. the more times we pass through the eye wall, the better they can calibrate where the storm is moving. the centre of that big space doesn't mean that's the centre of the storm. that zero wind spot can be 20—30 miles towards one side of the eye. this is a specialist piece of kit used to measure the hurricane, called a drop sol. it parachutes to the sea, sending back data which then goes straight to the national hurricane centre plotting irma's progress.
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she's massive. very, very big and strong for a very, very long time. the images we have seen throughout the caribbean are horrible. after some negotiation with the cuban after some negotiation with the cu ban authorities about after some negotiation with the cuban authorities about their air space, we get permission for one more pass through the eye. it will turn out to provide some crucial information. we are now right in the eye of hurricane irma, doing our final pass through the storm. the storm has definitely pivoted to the north as everyone predicted. as we turn for home there is a sense of a good job well done, more information gathered for people on the ground to help them avoid the worst irma can offer. let us take a look at our weather forecast now with ben rich.
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we have nothing on the scale of the weather being experienced on the other side of the atlantic. this is hurricane irma sliding across the florida keys. a major storm surge continues as it d rifts a major storm surge continues as it drifts northwards. back home it's quiter. a windy week with heavy downpours. a weather front sweeping east. patchy range along that for the south—east. behind it's an increasingly stronger wind. the isobars squeeze together, showing overnegotiate tonight we'll see some really strong winds, particularly for western coastal areas. gales are likely. heavy showers perhaps with the odd rumble of thunder. where the winds stay that bit lighter for north—east scotland, could be a chilly night. temperatures around
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ten to 13. the winds could be strong enough tomorrow morning, particularly for wales and south—west england, to cause a bit of travel disruption for the monday commute. gale force winds in places, some heavy showers too. these extending across wales, into the midlands and the south—east and east anglia. a blustery morning in northern england. heavy showers here. quite a chilly feel to the weather in northern ireland. hefty showers for north—west scotland and glimmers of brightness across eastern scotla nd of brightness across eastern scotland for a time. through the day, we'll continue to see blustery winds gusty winds as well. heavy thundery showers. we could see some hail thrown in as well. there'll be some bright or sunny spells between the downpours and temperatures no great shakes, around 13—19. tuesday gives something of a chance to draw breath. a quieter day, spells of sunshine and a few shower
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around. late in the day we see the rain extend. this is bbc news. i'm martine croxall. the headlines at 7pm. hurricane irma slams into florida with winds of up to 130 miles per hour. more than a million homes and businesses are without power. we have torrential rains causing flood warnings across the region, on top of the deadly storm surge that is almost certainly going to happen. there is a risk of tornadoes and the storm surge is predicted to be up to 15 feet high in some places. this is a life—threatening situation. remember, the storm surge comes
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after the strongest winds, do not think the storm is over when the winds slow down.
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